[uf-discuss] [ANN:] Hypertext Friend of a Friend (hFoaF)

André Luís andr3.pt at gmail.com
Wed May 14 04:10:05 PDT 2008

I just tried on my own blog, without any changes to the current markup:


It worked pretty well!!
(I'm using xFolk to mark up the blog entries, but I'm considering
changing to hAtom.)

Just trying to contribute with an "example in the wild".

I like the idea... basically you're just suggesting a way of putting
hcard+xfn+(hatom/xfolk) together in a simple way. Having a specific
format to aim for (and to call it) will surely help convergence in

Looking forward to see what other fine folks have to say.

Great work Martin.
André Luís

On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 11:35 AM, Martin McEvoy <info at weborganics.co.uk> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I am Pleased to announce Hypertext Friend of a Friend or hFoaF.
> hFoaF came to be because I noticed a patten of people trying to
> consolidate their identity's, express interests, and friends in their
> user profiles and homepages using hcard[1] and a url with the XFN[2]
> rel="me", marking up their friends and colleagues with simple anchor
> text links and other XFN values, and expressing their interests by using
> either xFolk[3] or hAtom[4].
> How common is this pattern, well to be honest not many every user
> profile at Ma.Gnolia[5] is marked up in this way, and Tantek's
> homepage[6] is also marked up in this way. others are, Lasfm, twitter,
> and nsyght Profiles but the markup (for me) is so difficult to tidy and
> parse that with the exception of nsyght it is difficult extract anything
> useful :(
> examples:
> Using the transformer available at, http://weborganics.co.uk/hFoaf/?id=
> source: http://www.tantek.com/
> output: http://tinyurl.com/3g4dv5
> source: http://ma.gnolia.com/people/aarongustafson
> output: http://tinyurl.com/3eqzya
> Using GRDDL available at, http://www.w3.org/2007/08/grddl/?docAddr=
> profile: http://weborganics.co.uk/Profiles/hFoaF.xsl
> source: http://weborganics.co.uk/
> output: http://tinyurl.com/3ucx9z
> If you are interested in the source code or would like to know a little
> more please visit http://weborganics.co.uk/hFoaf/
> As usual comments constructive criticism welcome.
> Thanks.
> [1] http://microformats.org/wiki/hcard
> [2] http://microformats.org/wiki/xfn
> [3] http://microformats.org/wiki/xfolk
> [4] http://microformats.org/wiki/hatom
> [5] http://ma.gnolia.com/
> [6] http://www.tantek.com/
> Martin McEvoy
> http://weborganics.co.uk/
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